I am notorious for beginning party prep waaaaay too early. This year is no exception. We've been tossing around themes for Roxy's fourth birthday since January. We are currently deciding between two themes - Cinderella and Rockstar Roxy. I love the idea of Rockstar Roxy, but Roxy's heart is set on Cinderella and she loves Cinderella so much right now, I think she made our decision for us.
One of the reasons I love starting to plan so early is the ability to purchase items over a period of time instead of all at once. Usually looking back after the party is over, its hard to believe how much money went into it because it wasn't all pulled out of the bank at the same time! In addition to that, I am able to scope out sales and clearance racks for items that match the theme and are discounted.
A few things that I've already decided for this year:
- While there will be lots of adults in attendance, the number of children attending will be cut back and will be more Roxy's age.
- We'll ask the guests to dress up in the princess finery for the event.
- Princess makeovers will take place.
- Cinderella will make an appearance (thanks to Russ' cousin for agreeing to dress up for us!)
I've been scouring Pinterest for ideas for either party theme and am super excited about putting them all together for a fairytale-ish party!
To see more of the inspiration I've found, please check out the Roxy's 4th Birthday board I've got going on Pinterest. You'll find links to all these great ideas and more there.